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supplies and more of what the u.s. calls nonlethal assistance. secretary of state john kerry announced the package today. he said, a lot about it. there's a lot of nuance in all of this. we have more details coming up in a live report. >>> well, the clock is ticking towards those automatic across-the-board spending cuts, due to kick in tomorrow. well, last night president obama told business leaders the cuts will be bad for them and will cause the economy to tumble downward. republicans have accused the president of resorting to scare tactics and politics instead of focusing on the debt and the deficit. >>> all right, we are talking, of course, about $85 billion in cuts over the next seven months. no one -- known in washington jargon as sequestration. let's bring in ali velshi. we've been hearing these dire scenarios from the obama administration. before we get to the questions, have a listen. >> the sequester will weaken america's economic recovery. it will weaken our military readiness. and it will weaken the basic services the american people depend on every single day. >> the reali
here with us. >> reporter: showers falling, once again, into the north bay. what your morning commute might look like coming up. >>> more drama as the olympic star track returns to court. why his tearful testimony may result in a delay. >>> and a huge tree comes crashing down on a multi- million dollar house. >> reporter: we're live in palo alto where everyone who follows them online will be taken on a virtual ride along. we'll tell you why it is so important to them. >>> good morning. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's tuesday, february 19th. >>> we're on stormwatch as rain returns to the bay area for the first time in two weeks. we've been covering this live for you since 4:30. we have team coverage. steve paulson is tracking the temperatures and even snow. sal castanedo is looking out for the traffic. but alex savidge shows us the conditions in petaluma. >> reporter: good morning, tori. we're seeing a brief band of showers kind of blowing through this area in petaluma, where we've been all morning long. this is highway 101. this is southbound traffic coming toward the camer
say pistorius used a cricket back to break down the bathroom door. the bat and the cellphone were found splattered with blood. using a diagram projected at a large screen, the officers said pistorius aimed his gun at the toilet, pointing out that he had to turn and fire at an angle in order to hit the toilet. more prosecution evidence, a floor plan of the apartment, which the state says shows pistorius could not have crossed the bedroom towards the bathroom without realizing steenkamp was not in bed. defense attorneys pressed the police officer who admitted that steenkamp's body had no signs of an assault or signs of her defending herself. the officer also conceding he could find nothing inconsistent with pistorius's version of events. prosecutors say police found bullets in a safe in the home and they say that will lead to charges of possessing illegal ammunition, but later the investigator said they did not establish whose ammunition it was. prosecutors say there's no way the killing of steenkamp was self-defense. they cited two previous incidents of police encounters with pisto
a claim about steroids near his bed. abc's bazi kanani, back on the story for us. >> reporter: stoic, oscar pistorius back in court today, as prosecutors argued he was too much a flight risk to grant bail, showing blueprints and explaining what happened the night he shot his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp. pistorius had said they were both sleeping when he woke, heard a noise, grabbed his gun from under the bed and rushed into the bathroom. but prosecutors say pistorius would have had to cross the bed to get to the bathroom and should have noticed steenkamp was not in it. and they say this is key -- they intend to use ballistics to show he was already wearing his prosthetic legs when firing his gun -- hoping to disprove his testimony that he woke in the middle of the night and rushed to confront an intruder without taking time to put on his prosthetics. >> hear, the prosecution has a very critical piece of evidence that could determine whether his story was accurate or not. >> reporter: but in a series of missteps, prosecutors revealed the witness who claimed to hear yelling was u
businesses and even cable cars, stay right here with us. >>> good morning. i'm brian flores live in diablo where fire crews continue to mopup after an intense early- morning house fire. we'll tell you how it may have started -- coming up. >>> a baby found dead in the salinas valley. why the child's grieving mother is questioning how the authorities handled this tragic case. >> reporter: a broken main sends water rushing into the san francisco intersection in the north beach neighborhood. how it's affecting cable car service this morning. >>> also, the student who was sickant at the center of a school health threat in one bay area city. "mornings on 2" begins right now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, february 20th. >>> firefighters are still on the scene of a huge fire at the home on diablo. it started at 4:30 this morning near the diablo country club. brian flores is live on the scene with more on the progress firefighters have made in the last 30 minutes. good morning, brian. >> reporter: we're inside
, missouri, with more for us now. claudia? >> reporter: well, jenna, the snowstorm has pretty much moved on but it is still a snow day for the kids and tough going out on the roads. not so much on the main highways or the city streets like this one here in downtown kansas city, but more in the residential neighborhoods and on the side streets where the plows really haven't had a chance to get in there and push all of the snow out of the way. as you mention the roads were an icy mess throughout the region yesterday. a lot of slipping and sliding. not a lot of serious crashes because people were out on the road and poor visibility made it hard for drivers to go very fast. those out and about today need to be careful especially if the streets are lined with the large snowdrifts. they might want to have a snow shovel with them. it was a very dynamic storm with snow, freezing rain. what the national weather service calls thunder sleet. lightning really lit up the skyline overnight and temperatures in the 20s over the next few days means all the heavy snow will stay put. farmers certainly hope
's right. thanks for joining us. >> "america live" starts right n now >> fox news alert with exactly one week to go before those automatic budget cuts, well, budget cuts, really, a decrease to the expected increase in spending are set to hit. so, the cold hard numbers behind these cuts are raising new questions about the dramatic description of the potential fallout. we're going to get you up to speed honestly here "america live" today. i'm megyn kelly. president obama has been ramping up the pressure on republicans warning that our economy, jobs, lives, could be in danger, if these scheduled cuts across the board go through. but the latest numbers show if the automatic reductions take place, there will be 85 billion dollars in cuts this year. that's equal to what the government spends in nine days. even if it happens, the government is projected more than last year, so he you see, we're talking about a decrease in the increase in spending and you may be asking yourself how can we survive and live on, with just the paltry amount of spending? well, where would we look for the example? how
but first you've got to get him to say, "hello." new crest 3d white arctic fresh toothpaste. use it with these 3d white products, and whiten your teeth in just 2 days. new crest 3d white toothpaste. life opens up when you do. >> greta: a reporter and a wild turkey duke it out. the swedish reporter tries to film a segment but the turkey has other ideas. >> oh! oh! ah sclam. >> ow! ow! >> this turkey! >> greta: okay, it's clear who won that one. that is your last call. thank you for being with us tonight. go to gretawire.com. there is so much happening on gretawire. good night from washington. o'reilley surely you can do better. >>> "the o'reilly factor" from arizona is on. tonight -- >> every day i can hear my daughter calling out and there was nothing that i could do. the repeat offender had control over her. >> the father of nine-year-old jessica licenseford who was raped and murdered in florida testifies before the colorado legislature. but mark lunsford by crazen politicians. we'll show you what happened and mr. lunsford will be here. >> i come to the conclusion that the accus
. so, doesn't make sense are if us to stop and not be able to drive anymore. >> soon as they get it open. better off it will be. cost money to sit still and cost to run the thing empty as far as fuel surge. so. hopefully they get it cleared up. martha: looks like they're working on it. they're doing pretty good job. new mexico police say westbound traffic is open on i-40. eastbound lanes remain closed. truckers will have to sit to wait it out in that direction or try to get off on side roads. also we have this for you from egypt. an awful situation where a hot-air ballon filled with tourists exploded in the sky and then fell a thousand feet to the ground. imagine how frighten this was. these are some of the tourist photos from the launch site where the victims had taken off just moments earlier. and then at least 19 tourists from europe and asia were killed in this tragic accident, after the balloon caught fire. it triggered an explosion in a gas canister. leland vittert, live in jerusalem. what exactly happened? where is this accident? >> reporter: terrifying for the folks who w
's department is making another pitch to buy and use unmanned aerial droughns. jodi hernandez joins us this evening from oakland with the details. >> the alameda county sheriff's department could become the first agency in the state to deploy droughns. the debate took center stage at a board of supervisors committee meeting here today. civil rights advocates hope to ground the proposal before it has a chance to take off. >> you're looking at the 4.4 pound aerial droerngs the alameda county sheriff's department wants to buy it. the drone or what the sheriff calls a small unmanned aerial system would be used to give officers a bird's eye view at crime scenes and search and rescue operations. >> these things have a 25-minute capability flight time. so for 25 minutes, to search areas for lost children or elderly or alzheimer's patients, to search an area that would be very difficult. >> these devices -- >> but as the sheriff's department made the pitch to members of the board of supervisors, public protection committee, critics wearing no drone stickers filled the room to voice their conce
to address possible life-threatening conditions. talk about your alcohol use, liver disease and before you reduce or stop cymbalta. dizziness or fainting may occur upon standing. take the next step. talk to your doctor. cymbalta can help. >>> tomorrow i speak with jimmy carter and my exclusive with the pizza store owner who is giving gun owner as 15% discount. a guy i call an idiot. jake tapper is in for anderson cooper and he starts right now. >> thanks, piers. it's 10:00 p.m. on the east coast. tonight, only on "360" why if the disease will not kill you, the medical bills might. even if you have insurance. we'll take you inside one patient's bill and show you what the health care industry does not want you to sea lion by line, charge by inflated charge down by the paper cup. that's $12, by the way. sound like nickel and diming? it could cost you tens of thousands of dollars. also, jesse jackson jr.'s road from congress to the courthouse. the possibility of a long stretch in prison. the campaign cash with the former democratic congressman took and what was bought with it boggles the mind.
correspondent ali velshi is here in "the situation room" with us today. ali -- >> what a day. >> -- the numbers are going up. >> just flat, basically. we came within 16 points of the record that was set on october the 9th in 2007. so if we got there, you would have just made your money back after more than five years. let me just remind you, in a market that is volatile, which means a lot of computers influence trade trading, you will go down. this will take a few days. for everything else going on in the economy and in washington, this dow is near an all-time high. we got to a fire-year high again today. >> it doesn't look like on wall street at least, this concern about forced spending cuts. >> there's a couple of reasons for that. as you know, let's say the forced spending cuts go into effect on saturday morning. up won't see any of the furloughs or layoffs for another month and that's when we have to discuss the budget. so the market thinks you have the end of march, not february. the stock is overvalued. you pay a multiple of that. in a low-interest rate environment, you tend to take a ris
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was being used to remove medical testing residue. she's battling cancer and will undergo a second skin graft today. >>> a blast in kansas city like set off by a construction crew working underground hitting the natural gas line. one woman worked there and 15 others injured. i think she's still missing. others are in the hospital. those are the headlines. >> that's unbelievable news about the blade runner. to think the state above a prosecutor that has this background that money did a background check on the guy prosecuting the would-be murder. >> and suddenly the world is on it and they are investigating everybody. >> he is being investigated for murder and they put him in charge of the case. >> premedicated murder. >> and we will have it coming up an hour from now. >> the sequester is looming. if you listen to the president of the united states it's pretty much the end of the world. life as we know it will end unless the republicans cave and give him more tax -- rather more tax increases for the wealthiest people. but when you look beneath the numbers you realize that with this gigantic b
with a ferry on the san francisco bay. >> new information in the oscar pistorius case. how the weapon was used. >>> the city is preparing for a big five k walk. we will tell you who it benefits and some road closures you will want to know about. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "mornings on 2". it is sunday, february 17th. i am mike mibach. >> i am claudine wong. >> good morning, rosemary. >> we have a good looking day and the cooling trends continues for the sunday. waking up with patchy fog and clouds. cool start once again. 30s and 40s into the bay area. temperatures will take a dip. i will tell you by how much. we will be tracking cold weather in the next week ahead. that is coming up. >>> runners are limbering up for what is a san francisco tradition. lorraine blanco is live in china town where they are celebrating the lunar new year. >> they are celebrating the year of the snake. >> people are setting up for the big five k walk. this is at the intersection of sacramento and grant street in san francisco's chinatown. it is the oldest and largest in the nation. the celebration is th
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against u.s. companies. >> reporter: why is china so aggressive? >> china needs to maintain a very high rate of economic development to keep their citizens happy, to keep their citizens willing to tolerate the kind of oppressive government they've got. >> reporter: president obama signed an executive order last week permitting intelligence agencies to share classified threat data with targeted companies. and calling for voluntary standards to protect vital sectors. banking, the power grid, transportation from attacks. many from china. congress refused to pass legislation last year to improve cyber defenses. republicans objected to new regulations and civil liberties groups worried about privacy. how vulnerable is america? only today the state department is investigating whether one of its associated websites was hacked last night by the activist group known as "anonymous." the attorney general today quoted cyber security experts as saying america now has two types of companies. those who know they have been hacked and those who don't know it yet. brian? >> andrea mitchell in our d.c. ne
for joining us, everybody. "america live" starts right now. >> megyn: fox news alert, bombshell developments in the the hearing for an olympic star. what first seemed like a strong case of premeditated murder against oscar pistorius may now be in serious trouble as police replace the lead investigator. we talked about him and his problems on this show yesterday. accusing him of attempted murder. welcome to "america live" everyone, i'm megyn kelly. it's unbelievable, we were talking about dr. baden, made so many mistake and problematic on the witness stand. what's the deal with this lead investigator. 3 a.m., an alert that the guy himself a charged with premeditated murder. they call this guy the blade runner and his legs were amputated as a baby and he runs on these blades. and he's become one of the most he be rec recognizable people on the planet as prosecutor accuse him of shooting and intentionally killing his girlfriend. a beautiful model, a good person, a law student. in the last 48 hours the prosecutor's case faced serious challenges and now we could see oscar pistorius walk out on bo
. thanks for watching us. is the usa really becoming a nation that embraces barbarism? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. as we reported earlier this week, a number of judges and politicians are doing things that harm defenseless children and babies in the womb. to me as an american that, is unacceptable. if you're going to hurt children, i am going to come after you. as you may know, the factor has long advocated for jessica's law. back in 2005, nine-year-old jessica lunsford brutally raped and murdered in florida by a convicted sex offender named john cuey who never should have been out on the street. the justice department in florida allowed him to escape a fair punishment for his past deeds. after that murder, florida, texas and a number of other states quickly passed laws that sentenced child rapists to prison for decades, sometimes even for life. but some states were resistant. so we began to move. "the factor"'s campaign proved to be very effective, with 43 states eventually passing some version of jessica's law. just this month the two holdouts, new jersey a
lived in these states used the most sad words in their tweets like mad, hate, no, and jail. by the way, the study's author says the list might be a bit skewed. people living in these states use the most swear words which counted towards their sad count. i don't believe the study. today is the same day that, of course, your tweets, got even shorter. instead of using 140 characters, you will have to figure out how to say what you need to say in just 117 if you have a link to your tweet. you know how twitter automatically shortens the link, twitter has changed the way it does that. it now takes up more space. let me take a look at what is trending around the world in new york. a russian billionaire turning some heads with this giant luxury yacht. you have to checks this thing out. the biggest private yacht on earth. the length of two foot fields. if you want to see it, it's docked on new york's west side. and it costs more than new york city penthouse. it's $1.5 billion. here is why it's so expensive. it has got, yep, 30 large cabins, nine decks, two helipads to land the private helicopte
vacation experience. >>> also, mega merger, american, u.s. airways now the world's biggest airline. what it means for ticket prices. >>> and top dog. >> the affenpinscher. banana joe. >> the little black pooch packing up his best in show ribbon and a bag of chew toys and heading to wall street. >> joey, banana joe. >> banana joe ringing the opening bell live this hour. "newsro "newsroom" starts now. good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we start with a shocking valentine's day tragedy, the world renowned olympian oscar pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend. his girlfriend model reeva steenkamp only 29 years old found dead at pistorius' home. joining us now is robyn curnow, in south africa. what is the latest, robyn? >> hi there. this much we know. oscar pistorious will be formally charged with murder on friday morning, tomorrow, south african time. he's going to spend the night in jail here after quite a tranlgic set of events today. what do we know, is that his girlfriend was shot dead, initial ll lly reports suggeste had
days after pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend. that's the top five. on this day in 1909, 16 u.s. battleships known as the great white fleet returned to port here in the united states after a yearlong trip around the entire world. the president then was theodore roosevelt. he had come up with the idea as a way to show off america's growing sea power and our nation's ability to send a so-called blue water navy anywhere on the map. so in december of 1907, the fleet departed from virginia. each ship painted gleaming white. it first sailed all the way around south america and then up to san francisco, then it crossed the pacific to the middle east, into the mediterranean and back to virginia, greeted as heros. but america showed up on the world stage in a big way 104 years ago today. and now you know the news for this friday, february 22, 2013, the day on which i can say nothing correctly. o'reilley surely you can do better. >>> "the o'reilly factor" from arizona is on. tonight -- >> every day i can hear my daughter calling out and there was nothing that i could do. the repeat offend
is expected over much of the u.s. a massive winter storm is expanding fast from california to the midwest. we're talking heavy snow, ice, freezing rain. all of that. the huge storm system may wal lop the southeast with violent thunderstorms, floods, hail, and possible tornadoes. and then on to california heavy snow already has left hundreds of drivers stranded on mountain highways. casey wian joins us. so, casey, isc california equipped to deal with this kind of snow? >> reporter: well, we've had most of the snow overnight, frederica. you can see behind me there's just pretty much a light dusting on those hills there, but it was a much different story overnight. behind me you can see interstate 15 and that is one of the main roads that connects los angeles. that highway was closed on and off because of heavy snow conditions. one of our affiliates showing one of the accidents that happened on the highway last night, one of the reasons why the california highway patrol had to shut down this interstate overnight. so far no fatalities. no serious injuries reported, but there were a lot of inconve
>> greta: oka, it's clear who won that one. that is your last call. thank you for being with us tonight. go to gretawire.com. there is so much happening on gretawire. good night from washington. o'reilley surely you can do better. >>> "the o'reilly factor" from arizona is on. tonight -- >> every day i can hear my daughter calling out and there was nothing that i could do. the repeat offender had control over her. >> the father of nine-year-old jessica licenseford who was raped and murdered in florida testifies before the colorado legislature. but mark lunsford by crazen politicians. we'll show you what happened and mr. lunsford will be here. >> i come to the conclusion that the accuse will be released on bail. accused murderer oscar pistorius gets a break today in south africa. geraldo has the latest on this very troubling story. >> thank you for everything you've done and for helping my career. >> and that alabama woman the center of a controversy over her looks. >> what a beautiful woman, wow. >> thanks to sportscaster, who was criticized for praising her. gutfeld and mcquirk
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, taken to the hospital, but was not dehydrated. saline solution, by the way, used by hospitals to rehydrate patients. >>> disgraced retired general david petraeus is opening up about a new book he says helped him get through his challenges. petraeus quit as cia director when it was revealed he had an extramarital affair with a woman who chronicled his life while leading troops in iraq and afghanistan. well, now he's praising a book by a soldier named mark weber who is now dying from cancer. kyra phillips talked with petraeus about it. >> you said it was wonderful, equal parts inspirational and sobering, it was a tremendous reminder of the blessings that we all have regardless of our personal situations. it was inspirational at a key moment. and i just want to know what you meant by that, sir. >> well, i meant exactly what i said by it. and, you know, i've known mark weber since we served together in iraq in 2005. i kept in touch with him after that. and i have followed him with enormous admiration the way he's hung tough in recent years despite having the heaviest of rocks adde
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us from los angeles, psychotherapist sherry gobay, worked with mindy mccready on "celebrity rehab." this say woman who had attempted suicide at least four times, drug overdose, slashing her wrists, her children had been taken from her, her boyfriend, the father of her 10-month-old son, kills himself a month ago. isn't mccready somebody who by all accounts should have been under someone's supervision? >> exactly. i mean these are multiple losses. people underestimate what happens when there are multiple losses in somebody's life. i mean, absolutely she should not have been left alone. this is a woman who with you are isolated like that, you're going to be under tremendous pain and depression and this is unfortunately what can happen. when someone is an addict, alcoholic, struggling with mental illness, the loss of her children, the death of her boyfriend, should not be left alone, and the question is why was there a gun in the house, these are all things that i wonder about. >> it is just -- it is so fascinating. you think of the celebrities as people who have multiple people who a
africa. we've got just a few seconds for our "end point" of the morning. start for us, chris, what is your takeaway of the day? >> my big takeaway is hero worship and that's what you have with oscar pistorius, we put this guy on a pedestal, he might not have been the best guy off the field but he was a guy who was very good at what he did and so we kind of ignored a lot of the early warning signs here and also on a personal note i want to wish my dad a happy birthday. >> oh, very sweet. the fact that he is a hero in south africa, will that play a role in what kind of a sentence, if any, he gets and what kind of bail, if any, he gets? >> i think we're ahead of the game when we talk about sentence. we're only at bail and -- >> says the defense attorney. carry on, counselor. >> thank you. but my takeaway from this is whatever kind of case it may be, when it involves criminal law in a prosecution, whether it's in south africa or the united states we can't lose sight of the most important principles, presumption of innocence, burp and reasonab burden of proof and reasonable doubt. there
of a big u.s. city. the blast felt a mile away. tonight, they're still digging through what's left. >>> storm warning. a huge winter system on the move. a dangerous mix in 18 states, 30 million americans in the path of this one. >>> and hoop dreams for the unlikely star of the high school basketball team crushing the competition, though he's just about half their size. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. growing up in this country, you get accustomed to hearing the united states is the greatest nation on earth and the mightiest military force on the planet. what we don't like is feeling vulnerable, the way we do after we have been attacked. and now that we have learned of a massive cyber attack, electronic espionage allegedly at the hands of a branch of the chinese military, and the kind of attack we've been warned about for years, today the white house took action. the problem is, this wake-up call has already hit a slew of big companies, and could reach into our power grid,
shots at a van carrying seven people. they were also charged with using firearms while under the influence of alcohol. the charges had been dropped but were reinstated days before the pistorius case broke out. inside the hot, stuffy courtroom the judge called him to grill him about his handling of the case against the olympic athlete asking him "did you request records from reeva steenkamp's cell phone, did she receive text messages between 2:00 and 3:00 a.m.?" both his response, "i don't know." when final arguments got under way in the bail hearing the defense insisted the evidence shows oscar pistorius did not commit murder saying, if pistorius really wanted to kill his girlfriend, he would have done it in the bedroom, that her empty bladder is consistent with someone simply getting up and going to the restroom in the middle of the night. they say that steenkamp probably locked the door frantically as she heard pistorius shouting at a burglar and insists pistorius carried her downstairs to take her to the hospital desperate to save her life. the defense argues that oscar pi
for helping us out. coming up tomorrow on "starting point," academy award winning actress acdavia spencer will join with us a preview of the oscars, i'm a huge fan of hers. we'll share an unlikely love story tomorrow on "starting point." "cnn newsroom" with carol "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> happening now, south africa stunner, breaking details overnight in the oscar pistorius trial. non-stop shouting the night of the attack, unlicensed ammunition and now new questions about a drug found at the scene. >>> plus searching for victims. >> we just live two blocks down and we just felt our building shake. >> reporter: a massive explosion at one of kansas city's most popular restaurants. >> we thought that a car had literally ran into our apartment. >> reporter: the late night blast yours dozens plus this. >> i'm seth macfar lane and i'll be hosting the oscars this year. >> we sit down with seth mac farlane and who he'll go to for oscar advice. we're live in "the newsroom." good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm c
relations between the u.s. and iran. >> the oscar-nominated movie "argo" has put a spotlight back on that crisis and on the secretive nation, as well. abc's david muir was invited to take a look inside iran. >> we have just landed. >> reporter: we landed in iran in a country where american journalists are rarely allowed to visit. and rarer still, we were given access to the people, the streets of tehran. above ground, a bustling city of 12 million. [ horn honking ] below ground, we discover a gleaming subway system, far quieter and cleaner than the subways of new york city. and there was something else very different. this says women only here. the back of the train reserved for women. beyond the trains, the traffic, everywhere you look there's something else on the move, the prices. skyrocketing inflation. their currency losing 80% of its value in just the last year. u.s.-led sanctions tying an economic noose around iran. >> i think it hurts the people. >> reporter: the iranian people. >> plus, i think, the normal people. >> reporter: the relationship between the u.s. and iran ne
that tough standard to the defense. you have to prove to us why you want to be released. when the judge ruled, it seemed that the ruling was simply based on the fact that he wasn't a flight risk and he wasn't going to be a danger to the community, which are standard bail conditions. it seems what the judge did, here's the tough legal standard and then actually didn't apply that tough of a legal standard. >> so much discussion among the prosecution and the defense about the pistorius' disability and whether that meant he was a flight risk. >> and that didn't come up in the judge's long ruling. it seems very clear that this judge wanted to cover his basis. he wanted to have responses for anyone who was going to have criticism. he gave validity to some of them, criticized others. >> a history lesson -- >> a long history lesson. he knows that the world is watching. as a result, he wanted to make sure that he had been very clear about understanding the legal standard, understanding the facts and why he came to the ruling. >> we have to remember, this is just the bail hearing. >> and the court made
's in the weather senter in atlanta monitoring all of this for us. good morning. >> good morning, guys. you can see on the radar we have a lot of action out there. we have thunderstorms out there. you can see the lightning. line of storms developing through parts of texas as well as snow. we saw the live shot. the snow coming down even more on the way as well as that wintry mix affecting areas along interstate 44. so let's break this down for you. what can we expect today? a big mess out there if you're going to be traveling. as we go throughout the morning now, what you're going to see is the snow intensifying. as we move to the north through areas like celina, we're seeing the snow really starting to pick up. some of these locations, we're talking 12 to 18 inches of snowfall in some parts, even an eastern kansas they're going to see a lot of snow. and then this is going to be the real mess. you can see through northern parts of arkansas as well as into western memphis, look at that wintry mix. also in the southern part of missouri, this is going to lead to ice accumulation. so this means driving
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